The Power of Narrative in Decision-making
Handy bit of science behind the power/role of narrative from the Decision-Lab
What are Narratives?
A recording of the third ‘Transforming The Transition’ webinar from Culture Hack Labs, giving their take on narrative forms and dynamics, and the ‘interbeing’ paradigm.
You’ve Been Framed, Shaping The Political Conversation
Nicky Hawkins and Dora Meade chat with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd about the role of story and metaphor in shaping society, alongside Ian Haney Lopez’s take on the Race Class Narrative.
BBC aims for sustainable commissioning
The BBC seeks to explore creative opportunities for “explicitly or implicitly” including climate themes in its programming, recognising that the climate crisis is now the setting, not a story.
Reframing Race: Common Ground, Contested Space
This Runnymede Trust report finds that the public don’t see racism the way campaigners tend to – i.e. as a systemic problem.
Takeaways from Narrative Power and Collective Action Vol. 2
Alice shares her reflections on Oxfam and On Think Tank’s second volume of conversations with people working in the narrative change space (shared in the last newsletter).
Polyvocal narrative strategy: Turning many voices into durable change
Narrative Initiative’s take on harnessing cacophony to create symphony, ‘a polyvocal approach to change is like an ocean current: pulling water across the ocean and holding the power to shape landscapes’.
About new narratives in democracies
A Next Visions Podcast episode featuring Anab Jain & Alex Evans on “the role of storytelling and platform power in shaping perceived realities, opinions, and the sentiment of ‘us and them’”, during our converging crises.
Transforming The Transition Webinar Series
Four webinars from Culture Hack Labs addressing the role of narratives in this moment.
The US Election Narrative War
Anat Shenker Osario joins the NEF podcast to discuss the narratives that have been at play during the US election, and the lessons we can learn for our work.
We Were All Seeds Once
Continuing the ‘being not doing theme’, Vigliar investigates the transformative role of narrative in the indigenous cultures that safeguard life, and encourages us all to connect with our own indigeneity.
Can Americans like each other again? With Ash Ambirge
Useful insight for tackling reactionary narratives, wherever they try to offer people a false sense of agency. Also worth checking out Ash Ambridge’s excellent and hilarious suggestion for how Biden should have ‘8-miled’ Trump at the first debate.